The Farewell

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  98 min.
In theatres:
July 19, 2019 - Toronto, Vancouver
July 26, 2019 - Montréal, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Victoria, Halifax, Winnipeg
August 2, 2019 - Expands

Current rating: Rating: 3.87
based on 36 votes and 12 reviews
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Cast: Awkwafina , Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, Jiang Yongbo


After learning their beloved matriarch Nai-Nai has terminal lung cancer, a family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding-reunion back in China. Headstrong and emotional writer Billi (Awkafina) rebels against her parents' directive to stay in New York and joins the family as they awkwardly attempt to rekindle old bonds, throw together a wedding that only grandma is actually looking forward to, and surreptitiously say their goodbyes.

Director: Lulu Wang
Studio: VVS Films
Producer(s): Chris Weitz, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Andrew Miano, Anita Gou, Daniele Tate Melia, Jane Zheng
Screenplay: Lulu Wang

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  • 2 stars "Way too 'arty'.........and way too long.....and subtitles???? Come on!!!"
  • 1 star "That is the worst Asia movie I even watched."
  • 5 stars "My husband and I enjoyed the movie. I loved Nai Nai, her zest for living loge to the fullest and always smiling. Great show."